Laser hair removal is the #1 non-invasive aesthetic treatment available today with an estimated growth rate of 18%. Only the palms, soles and lips lack hair follicles, this means the rest of our skin surface can potentially grow hair. Unwanted hair growth can be a significant problem for some individuals. The Skin Clinic combines cutting-edge medical laser technology with the comfort and convenience of a trip to the medical spa. The breakthrough, revolutionary technology has been described as one of the most comfortable hair removal options available. A laser uses electrical energy in the form of light waves to heat up the hair bulb with out damaging the surrounding skin. This can be done to more than a single hair at a time so the process is quicker than electrolysis. The laser requires having a pigmented “target” on which the laser light energy can focus to maximize its effect.
While there are many methods to eliminate unwanted hair, very few can eliminate hair regrowth while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Lasers and light sources use the principle of selective photothermolysis to eliminate hair and its potential regrowth without damaging the surrounding skin. During a laser hair removal treatment, light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft. This absorption raises the temperature of the hair follicle and thermally destroys the cells responsible for regrowth. The attributes of the light (wavelength, pulse duration and power) are chosen to ensure damage to these cells and not to the rest of the skin.
We can drastically decrease hair growth in any area on your body such as:
- Upper Lip / Chin
- Full Face
- Legs – Upper OR Lower
- Bikini Area
- Toes / Knuckles
- Arms – Upper OR Lower
- Whole Arms
- Anywhere you have hair!
L.A.S.E.R. is an acronym that stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Simply put the energy produced by a laser is light energy, photons that are amplified through the device and emitted to produce the desired effects. While radiation is part of the acronym this is not ionizing radiation such as used in X-rays and does not pose long term health hazards or any increased risks of malignancy.